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Alden shoe sizing on ebay

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Can anyone decipher the shoe sizing for this pair of Aldens that's currently listed on ebay (url below)?  The seller lists them as a size "8 B/D".  A question to the seller as to what that shoe width meant elicited the following response: "These shoes are a Medium size for Aldens.  The width is a B.  that is Medium." In response to a follow-up question requesting clarification of a width B meaning medium, he suggested I try the Alden website.  In every other shoe I've bought, there's quite a difference between B and D and "B" would be considered narrow.  From what I've seen of the Alden website, their shoes are no different.  Am I missing something? Alden shoes TIA, dan
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Alden lists the heel width as well as the foot width in their shoes. 8 B/D means a B width in the heel and a D width on the foot. This translates to a normal D width or Medium by American sizing standards. My E width Aldens say C/E. I'm not sure why Alden lists the heel width because I'm not aware that you can order a shoe with different combinations, e.g. 8 A/E.
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Ah, that makes much more sense. Thanks a lot for the response. dan
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There is also a difference between the various lasts Alden uses (particular "Barrie", which they use quite a lot, runs larger than most other lasts). That page should give you the necessary information: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Catalog....ing.htm P.S. The shoes you are interested in come on the Barrie last, they will be on the big side.
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There is also a difference between the various lasts Alden uses (particular "Barrie", which they use quite a lot, runs larger than most other lasts). That page should give you the necessary information: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Catalog....ing.htm P.S. The shoes you are interested in come on the Barrie last, they will be on the big side.
Again, thanks.  I'm a 7.5 or 8 US depending on the manufacturer, so an Alden 8 is undoubtedly too big for me. dan
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